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5th July 2018, Modena

3D printed Tundra prototype wins Red Dot Award

Hexadrone’s 3D printed Tundra prototype manufactured by CRP Technology via Laser Sintering technology using Windform SP and Windform XT 2.0 carbon-composite materials, has won the Red Dot Award 2018 in the drone category.

Tundra is Hexadrone’s first fully modular and easy-to-use drone for industrial and multi-purpose tasks. “It is a very good news,” said Franco Cevolini, CTO at CRP Technology and creator of Windform family of composite materials. “I congratulate Alexandre and Hexadrone staff on their disruptive drone. Tundra is a concrete example of how the combination of LS and Windform allows for near endless possibilities; and the distinction Red Dot proves it once more.”

Tundra is Hexadrone’s first fully modular and easy-to-use drone for industrial and multi-purpose tasks. © CRP Technology

The award ceremony will be taking place in the Aalto-Theater, Essen, Germany, on 9 July, during the Red Dot Gala. On the same day, the special four-week exhibition with all of the winning products will be launched: for this occasion, a 3D printed Tundra prototype in Windform will be exhibited at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen.

“I want to congratulate the award winners sincerely on their wonderful success in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. Success in the competition is proof of the good design quality of the products and once again shows that companies are on the right path,” said Prof Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award.

Tundra's body frame. © CRP Technology

“When I speak about good design, I am referring to more than just an attractive product. All of the products are characterized by outstanding functionality. This demonstrates that the designers have understood their clients and their needs.”

The Red Dot Award: Product Design dates back as far as 1955 and determines the best products created each year. In 2018, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 objects to the competition. The jury assessed the products individually based on the original.

The judging criteria included: level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability. The roughly 40 jurors then complemented with their own expertise. Moreover, the panel of experts awarded the internationally recognised seal of quality only to products that have won them over with their high design quality. Tundra is designed by the industrial designer Raphael Chèze.

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